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Continuing Care Hospital Honored by the Kentucky Hospital Association - Archived


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Continuing Care Hospital Honored by the Kentucky Hospital Association
 Lexington hospital recipient of 2017 Quality Award

Lexington, Ky. (May 23, 2017) – Continuing Care Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has received a top honor from the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA), demonstrating dedication to patient safety and care.

On May 19, six hospitals were recognized with KHA Quality Awards at the 88th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington, including Continuing Care Hospital and Our Lady of Peace, both part of KentuckyOne Health. The KHA Quality Awards honor hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care.

Continuing Care Hospital received a Quality Award for its antimicrobial stewardship program, which reduces the amount of antibiotics administered to patients. The program offers several benefits, including the reduction of antibiotic resistance and lowering clostridium difficile (bacteria) rates in the hospital.

“We are honored to once again receive this award from the Kentucky Hospital Association, which demonstrates our continued dedication to patient safety,” said Jimmie Settles, interim president and CEO, Continuing Care Hospital. “This award further demonstrates our mission to bring wellness, healing and hope to all.”

Photo Information (left to right): Michael T. Rust (KHA President), Jimmie Settles (Interim President and CEO, Continuing Care Hospital), Susan Starling (Chair of KHA Board of Trustees).

The Lexington long-term acute care hospital acts as a “hospital within a hospital” and is located within Saint Joseph Hospital. Continuing Care Hospital also received the Quality Award in 2012, 2013 and 2016.

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Publish date: 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017